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GÜNTHER FÖRG

Watercolours

Günther Förg
SNOECK, GERMANY
April 2007, English and German text
Exhibition catalog, Hardover, 9.5 x 12.5 inches
148 pp, 120 color reproductions
ISBN: 978-3-936859-52-2 · Retail Price: $66.00

Günther Förg

Passage

Snoeck, Germany
September 2007, English and German text
Exhibition catalog, Hardcover, 11 x 91/2 inches
48 pp, 2 b&w and 32 color reproductions
ISBN: 978-3-936859-63-8 · Retail Price: $42.00

Günther Förg

Fields – Verges

Snoeck, Germany
2007, Exhibition catalog
English, German and Italian text
Hardcover, 9 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches
144 pp, 100 color reproductions
ISBN: 978-3-936859-65-2 · Retail Price: $66.00

GÜNTHER FÖRG

Back and Forth

Snoeck, Germany
2008 / English & German / Hardcover
11 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches / 160 pp / 102 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-91-1 · Retail Price: $118.00

GÜNTHER FÖRG / GÜNTER HERBURGER

Die Trilogie der Tatzen

Snoeck, Germany
2008 / English & German / Hardcover
6 x 8 inches / 140 pp / 40 b&w and 60 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-77-5 · Retail Price: $54.00

GÜNTHER FÖRG

Retour

Snoeck, Germany
2009 / English & German / Hardcover
16 x 12 inches / 144 pp / 120 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-99-7 · Retail Price: $118.00

GÜNTHER FÖRG

Twelve Lead Paintings 1989

Günther Förg’s beautifully produced, limited-edition book features twelve large-format lead paintings from 1989. The oversized trim size and high quality photographic reproductions convey an immediate and visceral impression of the paintings at scale. Like his contemporary and onetime collaborator Blinky Palermo, Förg dedicated himself to combining traditions of American Minimalism with a rigorous conceptual and even mystical underpinning. Förg’s thinly painted wooden surfaces and cloudy, layered palette have an enigmatic appeal, seemingly organic yet countered by the painterly application of his strict geometric figurations. In the words of fellow artist Max Weschler, “The special color of the lead […] oscillating between iridescent gray and blue, seems like a darkly threatening storm with its infinite gradations of gloom that coalesces in a fine play upon natural and artificial patinas.” Contributing essays by Britta Schröder and Max Wechsler.

SNOECK, GERMANY
September 2013 / English & German / Limited edition & signed
Softcover w/ dustjacket / 10 x 14 inches / 36 pp / 20 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-049-8 · Retail Price: $35.00

GÜNTHER FÖRG

Wandarbeiten | Wall Paintings

Max Wechsler

The first comprehensive catalog of German artist Gunther Förg’s 140 wall paintings is the focus of this substantial exhibition catalog for the Deichtorhallen exhibition, Hamburg (2015). When creating the wall works, Förg approached individual rooms with the intention of clarifying and adding rhythm to their spatial structure. Using vivid color and almost designlike elements Forg created a second set of canvases. As critic Max Wechsler wrote, “the layout of Förg’s space and image presentation merge quite naturally … structures come into play, atmospheres are evoked and feelings aroused; [and] a complex system of relationships reveals itself, which simultaneously break it all up and hold it together.” Throughout his career—from his early monochromatic works to architectural photographs and abstract paintings—Förg explored the legacy of the modernist aesthetic in a postmodern age. Facsimiles of Förg’s detailed wall drawing sketchbooks are reproduced for the first time.


October 2015 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 8 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches / 384 pp / 165 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-130-3 · Retail Price: $130.00

FORT

Works

Lotte Dinse

Since 2006, the women’s artist collective FORT has been creating enigmatic and poetic spaces addressing contradictions in today’s consumer society. Five recent installations and performative interventions by the group—Alberta Niemann and Jenny Kropp, founded by Anna Jandt—provide an overview of the collective’s work since 2012 on the occasion of their exhibition at Kestnergesellschaft Hannover (2015). In works that often resemble readymades, FORT’s staged interventions and site-specific works critique social, political and economic events. In the installation Leck, they moved the complete interior of a bankrupt bank branch into the gallery, arranging the gutted and battered shelves as a reminder of one of the largest corporate bankruptcies in postwar Germany. An introductory essay by curator Lotte Dinse describes a variety of FORT’s projects and the ambiguities that arise when the original purpose of a place or object is altered by subtle intervention.

SNOECK, GERMANY
October 2015 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
9 x 12 1/4 inches / 168 pp / 65 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-125-9 · Retail Price: $55.00

FOUR TIMES THROUGH THE LABYRINTH

Olaf Nicolai & Jan Wenzel

This book on labyrinths is wonderful! It enlarges the traditional catalog of labyrinths so much and so well, being itself labyrinthine,” remarked French deconstructionist philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy on the first edition of the text. The starting point for this transcript of four lectures is a public artwork that Olaf Nicolai installed in Paris in 1998. Nicolai, whose work has been shown at Documenta X and the 49th and 50th Venice Biennales, uses diverse media to question the ways in which we use our physical bodies to encounter the everyday environment. By exploring and combining a broad spectrum of topics related to the labyrinth theme, the book serves as both a reference system to Nicolai’s work and an independent source book dealing with labyrinthian matter, from the fable of the minotaur to the floor plan of IKEA. Translated from German by Sadie Plant.

ROLLO PRESS, ZURICH
SPECTOR BOOKS, LEIPZIG
2014 / Softcover
5 x 7 1/2 inches / 320 pp / 280 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-944669-03-8 · Retail Price: $19.95